I recently bought some real cheap filament to see just how bad it really is and I’ve got it mostly working OK at this point.
I do get some stringing from time to time, which I chalked up to mild over-extrusion although the diameter of the filament ranges from ~1.62 - ~1.68 so that shouldn’t be the case with my settings. I’ve tried raising my retraction, from 0.8 to 1.2, and that may have helped a bit but it still seems to happen.
Cheap filament means partial jamming to full jamming. The higher temp can help with that. Cleaning the hotend is annoying and would need to be done more with cheap filament, but it can also help with the jamming.
I once planned to use cheap filament for infill and better filament for shells.
@Jackson_C 200C then " sure it in the manual somewhere :P" 190 should be the lowest and that still would depend on the quality of the fila… you still got room to increase the retraction to 2mm,
what type of extruder you using , can it reach 100mm/s without stripping to much fila?.
you tuned the PID setting?
then send it back1.62 is of the mark, pic of a hollow cube be nice, let us all see.
cheap filament has got better to the point that the diameter is quiet consistent. the only problem with cheap pla is that there is some kind of plasticizer added to the pla that makes it more flexible and it tends to string much more. also the pla doesn’t seem to be completely pla but a blend of a other plastics. Pure pla is quiet brittle.